I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tips for Tuesday - Apps. Web-Sites, and YouTube Channels -Draw Free and The Origin of Everything

Me- Today I am recommending Draw Free. You are given choices of things to draw. You chose one and draw it on your screen. Somebody else is playing against you, they have to guess what you've drawn. Then, you have a turn guessing what somebody else drew. If somebody guesses what you drew you get points. Points get you bombs that help you eliminate letters of what the other person's drawing can possibly be or you can get new colors that you can draw with. This game is fun and addicting. What I don't like about it is that a lot of people cheat and spell-out what they have drawn just to get the points and some don't even try to draw anything at all they just spell out a word.

Mom - Today I am recommending The Origin of Everything. The Origin of Everything is a PBS Digital series that explores why things are they way they are and also delves into the truth of urban legends. The show is hosted by Danielle Bainbridge, a Yale doctoral candidate. The series is interesting, informative and fun. It is quick to watch too with episodes lasting only about 8 to 10 minutes. Recent topics explored on the series have included Why Is There a North and South Korea and Why Are 18 Year Olds Considered Adults as well as two Halloween episodes exploring Urban Legends, the first about poisoned Halloween candy and the second about killer clowns. For links to view the Halloween episodes, see below.

Poison Halloween Candy
Every year around Halloween, we hear the same concern: you gotta check the candy for poison because strangers put laxatives in Tootsie Rolls, Razor Blades in Apples and heroine in Snickers. But is this trick or treat dilemma an actual reality or just a clever way for your parents to steal your candy? 

Scary Clowns
We all know that 1980s horror movies like IT and Killer Klowns from Outer Space led to the cultural phenomenon of "scary clown," did you know the reality is much deeper than that? From the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to 19th Century England, clowns have always been around to bring a little chaos. And the truth is, up until the late 1800s they were NEVER for kids. So while Pennywise might be back in the terrifying new IT remake, the truth is terrifying killer clowns are nothing new.

For more about The Origin of Everything vist pbs.org/show/origin-everything/ or check out their YouTube channel at youtube.com/results?search_query=the+origin+of+everything+

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monthly Mash-up for October, 2015 Howloween and The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Me - My topic for this month is Howloween. Howolween was a Halloween costume contest for dogs. It took place in a little park in midtown New York. We did not know about it before, but we just happened to go there when it was going on. The dogs were really cute. There was one that was dressed as a banana. There was one that was dressed as Batman's sidekick Robin.  There was one that was a dressed as a  princess that had a crown and  a purple cape. There were  other ones too, but I don't remember them all. They gave out prizes for the best costumes. The prizes were really good too. They had things like Amazon gift cards. They also had food, but it was only for the people who were participating in the contest. It looked good though. It was fun to watch the contest because the dogs were really cute. I would definitely go again if I knew when it was going to be next year.

Mom - My topic for this month is The Hunchback of Notre Dame. We recently had the opportunity to see The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Kelsey Theater. The show was the version of the story with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz respectively which played at the Papermill Playhouse in 2015 but never made it to Broadway. The show is based on the Disney movie of the same name and includes the songs in the movie plus additional songs. Most of the songs are not that memorable, and the story is depressing. This is a much darker version of the story than in the Disney movie and is much closer to the actual Victor Hugo novel. I can see why the show never made it to Broadway. Kelsey's version of the show was wonderful, however. The acting and singing were both terrific. C.J. Carter really shined in the lead role of Quasimondo. The entire cast was really good in their roles. Not one person was miscast. The set and costumes were just perfect as well. It was one of the best shows we have ever seen at Kelsey Theater. Unfortunately, all this great theater was wasted on a show with a totally depressing story. Still, I'm glad we got the opportunity to see this well acted show before its final performance  which was yesterday, October 29. 2017.


And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 10/29/17 - What's Coming Up This Week or Happening Soon

Children's Museum of the Arts 
Art Auction Live Now

Bidding is now open for their annual art auction benefiting their free community programs for children in New York City. 

With your help, CMA can continue to bring the transformative power of the arts to families in underserved communities. All proceeds from the art auction go toward the resources needed for Title 1 school group visits, inclusive classes, ARTogether program for families in the foster care system, and our teen mentorship programs. 

For more information or to make a bid visit www.artsy.net/auction/cma-benefit-auction-2017
Now at George Street Playhouse
103 College Farm Rd.
New Brunswick, NJ

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Now through November 12, 2017

For more information or to purchase tickets visit georgestreetplayhouse.org
Now Playing at New York City Center
131 W. 55th St.
New York, NY

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Victoria Page lives to dance, but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. For the New York premiere, New Adventures star Ashley Shaw, who originated the role of Victoria Page, and New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns, debuting as a guest star with the company, alternate in the role. American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Marcelo Gomes and New Adventures dancer Dominic North share the role of composer Julian Craster, and Sam Archer is Boris Lermontov, the iconic Svengali-like impresario.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
Upcoming at the Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Science After Hours: Spirits

Tuesday October 31, 2017 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

This event is for Ages 21+ only

It’s Halloween at The Franklin Institute! Come in costume and encounter spine-tingling science and hair-raising experiments at an evening that will distill the science of your favorite drinks and the myths of Halloween haunts and horrors. 

For more information or to register visit www.fi.edu/event/2017-10-31/science-after-hours
Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.New York, NY

Henry Kramer, piano

Tuesday October 31, 2:00 PM

Works by Mozart, Brahms, Albeniz, Ravel and Stravinsky.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
Now through November 12
AMC Loews New Brunswick 18
17 US Highway 1
New Brunswick, NJ


Princeton Garden Theatre
160 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 

The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival heads into its eighteenth run, Oct.
29 – Nov. 12, bringing New Jersey a broad range of award-winning, international films. Of the fifteen films being screened at the festival, ten are New Jersey premieres and they represent seven countries. Discussions with filmmakers, actors, scholars, and other noteworthy guests enrich the film going experience. The festival will be held at two venues: AMC Loews New Brunswick 18, 17 US Highway 1 South, New Brunswick (AMC); and Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton (PGT). The festival is sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.

Following is a full list of films and speakers at the festival:

Harmonia (Israel, 2016, drama, 98 minutes)
Hebrew with English subtitles • Director: Ori Sivan

This riveting drama is a modern twist on the biblical story of Sarah, Abraham, and Hagar. An orchestra conductor, Abraham, and his wife, Sarah, cannot have children, and their life revolves around their music. When Hagar, a beautiful young musician from East Jerusalem, joins the orchestra, a love triangle develops. Two sons are born and intense rivalries emerge, leading to a clash of cultures and an ultimate showdown.

Sunday, October 29, 7:00 p.m., at AMC (Opening Night)
Speaker: Alon Aboutboul, lead actor
Tuesday, October 31, 3:30 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Prof. Gary A. Rendsburg, Rutgers University
Tuesday, November 7, 11:30 a.m., at PGT

New Jersey Premiere
1945 (Hungary, 2017, drama, 91 minutes)
Hungarian with English subtitles • Director: Ferenc Török

On a sweltering August day in 1945, a rural Hungarian village prepares for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the train station carrying mysterious boxes. The villagers fear the Jews may be returning to reclaim their homes and possessions lost during the war. Based on the acclaimed short story “Homecoming” by Gábor T. Szántó, this stunning film exposes the corrosive power of anti-Semitism and collaboration during the Holocaust.

Tuesday, October 31, 7:30 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Gábor T. Szántó, screenwriter and novelist
Tuesday, November 7, 2:00 p.m., at PGT
Saturday, November 11, 9:30 p.m., at AMC

New Jersey Premiere
A Bag of Marbles (France, 2017, drama, 110 minutes)
French with English subtitles • Director: Christian Duguay

In occupied France in 1941, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers, must flee Paris for the Free Zone to the south. The brothers demonstrate an incredible amount of wit and courage evading the Germans as they attempt to reunite with their family in the unoccupied part of the country. The film is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Joseph Joffo.

Sunday, November 5, 4:30 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Prof. Michael Levine, Rutgers University
Thursday, November 9, 12:30 p.m., at AMC

New Jersey Premiere
Ben-Gurion: Epilogue (Israel, 2016, documentary, 70 minutes)
English and Hebrew with English subtitles • Director: Yariv Mozer

In the depths of an archive in Jerusalem, six hours of interview footage with Israel’s mythic founding father, David Ben-Gurion, were recently discovered and brought to light for the first time in this fascinating documentary. It is 1968 and Ben-Gurion has retired to his kibbutz in the desert. His soul-searching is the focus of this film, and his clear voice provides a surprising vision for Israel’s future.

Sunday, November 5, 5:00 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Prof. Nir Kedar, Bar-Ilan University, Professor of Law and History
Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 p.m., at PGT
Speaker: Yariv Mozer, director
Thursday, November 9, 7:30 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Yariv Mozer, director

Northeast Premiere
The Cakemaker (Germany and Israel, 2017, drama, 104 minutes)
English, Hebrew, and German with English subtitles •
Director: Ofir Raul Graizer

The Cakemaker is a sensitive portrayal of love and relationships. Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who makes frequent business trips to Berlin. When Oren disappears, Thomas travels to Jerusalem looking for answers. Without revealing his secret, he begins working for Oren’s widow at her small café, and becomes involved in her life in unexpected ways.

Thursday, November 2, 7:30 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Yoav Sivan, Israeli journalist and human rights activist
Thursday, November 9, 3:30 p.m., at AMC

New Jersey Premiere
Dimona Twist (Israel, 2016, documentary, 71 minutes)
Hebrew with English subtitles • Director: Michal Aviad

This moving documentary focuses on the lives of seven women from North Africa and Poland who came to Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s. They were sent to live in Dimona, a development town in the desert with a population in 1955 of 300. For the first time, they share their personal stories about the difficulties of adjusting to their new homeland, and their determination to create rich and meaningful lives. Intimate conversations are interwoven with stunning archival footage and the music of the time.
Thursday, November 2, 1:15 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Dr. Eric Goldman, film scholar and educator and founder of Ergo Media
Sunday, November 5, 12:30 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Sarah Nezaria, former Dimona resident

New Jersey Premiere
The Invisibles (Germany, 2017, docudrama, 110 minutes)
German with English subtitles • Director: Claus Räfle

This dramatic thriller tells the story of four young German Jews in 1943 who manage to survive the Third Reich in Berlin living in plain sight. Taking on false identities and risky activities, they endure through resourcefulness, luck, and the decency of fellow Germans. Skillfully weaving interviews with dramatic reenactments, The Invisibles tells the story of these bold survivors who have become contemporary witnesses.

Sunday, October 29, 3:30 p.m., at AMC
Saturday, November 4, 7:15 p.m., at AMC

New Jersey Premiere
Keep the Change (USA, 2017, drama, 94 minutes)
English • Written and directed by Rachel Israel

A feel-good romantic comedy set in New York City, Keep the Change is the story of two people who meet in a support group at the Jewish Community Center. When David, an upper-class charmer, meets the outgoing and quirky Sarah, who fully embraces her individuality, an unexpected romance blooms.

Tuesday, October 31, 12:30 p.m., at AMC
Sunday, November 5, 2:00 p.m., at AMC
Speakers: Rachel Israel, screenwriter and director, and lead cast members Brandon Polansky and Samantha Elisofon

Menashe (USA, 2017, drama, 82 minutes)
Yiddish with English subtitles • Director: Joshua Z. Weinstein

In Borough Park, Brooklyn, a Hasidic widower battles for custody of his son. Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community portrayed in the film, and performed entirely in Yiddish, Menashe is a tender, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between fathers and sons. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is strikingly authentic and deeply moving.

Wednesday, November 8, 1:00 p.m., at PGT
Saturday, November 11, 7:15 p.m., at AMC

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators
(USA, 2017, documentary, 80 minutes)
English • Written and directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki

This charming documentary explores the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books. A wonderful mix of home footage, interviews, and original animation tells the story of the Reys’ early adventures in Germany, Brazil, and France, and their remarkable escape just days before the Nazi invasion: the couple fled Paris on bicycles with the original manuscript about Fifi the monkey—later renamed Curious George. The film is narrated by Sam Waterston.

Sunday, November 12, 4:00 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Jacob Kafka, film animator

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
(USA and Israel, 2016, drama, 117 minutes)
English • Written and directed by Joseph Cedar

Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) is a small-time operator who befriends a young Israeli politician visiting New York. Three years later, when the politician becomes the Israeli prime minister, Norman’s life dramatically changes for the better—and worse. This smart dramatic thriller is the first English-language film from Academy Award–nominated director Joseph Cedar.

Sunday, November 12, 3:15 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Joseph Cedar, director and screenwriter

New Jersey Premiere
On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music
(Australia, 2015, documentary, 79 minutes)
English and Arabic with English subtitles • Director: Marsha Emerman

After Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq and settled in Australia, he discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a hidden history. Majid, who is Muslim, makes a bold journey to Israel, Europe, and Iraq to meet exiled Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert in London for peace and reconciliation.

Sunday, November 5, 11:45 a.m., at AMC
Speaker: Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas, CUNY, will speak and give a short musical performance.

New Jersey Premiere
The Settlers (Israel, 2016, documentary, 107 minutes)
Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles • Director: Shimon Dotan

The Settlers traces the history and growth of the Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Interweaving archival footage with current interviews of settlers, Palestinians, academics, and politicians, Shimon Dotan’s film provides an intimate look at life inside the settlements and examines the incremental protests, governmental indifference, and political calculation that have led to the current situation.

Sunday, November 12, 1:00 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Dr. Assaf Harel, Binghamton University, SUNY

New Jersey Premiere
The Testament (Israel and Austria, 2017, drama, 88 minutes)
English, German, and Hebrew with English subtitles •
Director: Amichai Greenberg

Yoel Halberstam, a historian leading a legal battle against Holocaust deniers in Austria, discovers that his mother’s testimony casts doubt on his family’s past. This riveting drama portrays a man who is willing to risk his career, his religious beliefs, and his identity to discover the truth.

Thursday, November 2, 4:00 p.m., at AMC
Sunday, November 12, 7:30 p.m., at AMC (Closing Night)
Speaker: Dr. Yakir Englander, Israeli American Council

The Wedding Plan (Israel, 2016, drama, 110 minutes)
Hebrew with English subtitles • Director: Rama Burshtein

At 32, Michal, an Orthodox Jewish woman, is looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage. She is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice. Believing that Mr. Right will appear, she books a venue, sends out invitations, and buys a wedding dress—groom TBA.

Saturday, November 4, 9:30 p.m., at AMC

For festival schedule and ticket information, or to purchase tickets online, visit the website BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu/film. Festival staff can also be reached by phone at 848-932-4166, or by email at rujff@sas.rutgers.edu. Film tickets are $13 with discounted tickets for seniors and students available.  Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended as screenings often sell out prior to the festival.
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Carnegie Hall
57th St. and 7th Ave.
New York, NY

Thursday, November 2,  7:00 p.m.
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind

Bryce Pinkham (President Wintergreen)
Denée Benton (Mary Turner)
Kevin Chamberlin (Alexander Throttlebottom)
Elizabeth Stanley (Diana Devereaux)
Chuck Cooper (Matthew Fulton)
Brad Oscar (Louis Lippman)
Fred Applegate (Francis X. Gilhooley)
David Pittu (French Ambassador)
Mo Rocca (Narrator)
Richard J. Miller, Jr., Esq. (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court)
Anna Landy (Miss Benson)
Rhett Guter (Jenkins)
MasterVoices Chorus and Orchestra
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Musical staging by Andrew Palermo

Ticket Information: Tickets for the Carnegie Hall performance, priced at $20-$155, are available for purchase at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, at 57th and Seventh, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website at carnegiehall.org.
Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ


Friday November 3, 2017 to Sunday November 12, 2017

Eddie Birdlace is returning home from Vietnam in 1967. On his way the memory of Rose Fenny floods in and transports him 4 years back. Rose is a shy waitress who becomes the subject of a cruel joke between Eddie and his buddies. When she discovers the truth behind Eddie's intentions she changes the rules of the bet and teaches him a little about love and kindness. Pierrot Productions presents this moving pop-rock musical with a stunning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who composed La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen and A Christmas Story. Rated R for languag

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theatre
15 W. 28th St.
New York, NY

The History Mystery

November 3 - November 19
Fridays at 7:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Special School Day Performances

Three students wander through American history and meet the people who have had to fight for freedom, women’s rights, and racial equality. Along the way, the three time-travelers meet such history greats as the Wright Brothers, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Eleanor Roosevelt as kids, influencing their futures to help make the world better for us today!

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Jack and Jack Present Fall 2017 Tour, UFC 217 Watch Party
Bebe  & Bassy

Saturday November 4
Jack & Jack present FALL2017 Tour – Event Center                   
Doors: 6:30 PM – Show: 7:30 PM

Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson comprise the young pop-rap duo better known as Jack & Jack. The duo made a name for themselves in the music industry in 2014, first with the laid-back track Distance and then with the party cut Wild Life, which climbed into the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 that summer. In 2015, the duo released their Calibraska EP, hit the road with Katelyn Jae and Dyllan Murray on the Pop Nation Tour and appeared as featured artists on Murray’s single Firecracker. Concert tickets and tickets for a special Meet & Greet event with Jack & Jack are on sale NOW. Opening act will be Olivia O'Brien.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/jack

Saturday, November 4                                    
UFC 217 Watch Party – Game Time Bar & Grill                                   
9:00 PM

Catch all the intense UFC action as Michael Bisping faces off against Georges St-Pierre in a middleweight title bout main event! See all the fights; Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw, Thompson vs. Masvidal, Jedrzejczyk vs. Namajunas and Hendricks vs. Borrachinha! There is NO COVER and it’s always a party because Game Time Bar & Grill has three projectors and over 25 TV’s, so you always have a great view of the fight! Enjoy drink specials, delicious food and fun-filled atmosphere complete with pool, darts, shuffleboard and more!

Bebe & Bassy – iPlay America’s Event Center
Doors: 6:00 PM – Show: 7:00 PM

iPlay America presents the Bebe & Bassy Tour 2017. Pop disruptor Bebe Rexha and singer/songwriter Marc E. Bassy, co-headline the North American tour in support of Rexha’s new album ‎All Your Fault: Pt. 2 and Marc E. Bassy’s new album, Gossip Columns. This is Bebe Rexha’s first outing as the headlining act on a tour. The songstress was a draw to 2015’s Warped Tour, and she has previously shared the stage with Nick Jonas and Ellie Goulding. Most recently, Rexha opened for Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic World Tour. VIP tickets will also be available for a limited release, and they offer fans exclusive access to these budding hitmakers.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit to https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/bebe-bassy-tour-2017
Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Chicago Based Kid Rock Band
Future Hits

Saturday November 4, 11:00 AM

This Windy City based band combines music and education seamlessly to create a one-of-a-kind kid friendly rock concert with a twist. Future Hits' bandleader and Chicago Public Schools teacher, Matt Baron, continues to help children cultivate their love of learning by using his music to teach language skills. Future Hits' debut concert at Symphony Space will feature new and classic songs from their engaging albums. Guest artists will include Dan Barman and Ian Baggette (the stellar rhythm section for Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights) as a special New York trio. Future Hits’ wide-ranging repertoire includes songs about opposites, synonyms, weather, animals, emotions, geography, colors, and more. As Red Tricycle notes, this is “fun for the whole fam!” Stream songs and learn more about this (secretly) educational band at Futurehits.org

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
Offers Autism Friendly Show

Sunday November 5, 4:00 PM

Jonathan Rockefeller’s critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, will offer an Autism Friendly production on November 5, 2017 at 4 pm at Union Square’s DR2 Theatre (103 East 15 Street).  Tickets are $49.50* - $69.50* (Premium Seats) and $89.50* (VIP) and can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-982-2787.

Although all of the performances at The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show’s are Autism friendly, the producers created special performances specifically for the community. Everyone on the spectrum receives a tactile fidget plush to hold, a talk about what they can expect before the show and a quiet area is also available in the foyer during the show for any nervous attendees while the show is running. The show also offers a social story that explains exactly what guests at The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show can expect before they get to the theatre. These accommodations are offered at all of the shows.

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative storiesThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Showfeatures a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber DucksThe Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Performance Schedule:
Thursday at 10am; Friday at 10am;
Saturday at 10am12pm2pm & 4pm; Sunday 10pm12pm & 4pm 
                                                                                                        (4pm shows begin Nov 5)
DR2 is located at 103 East 15 Street
Running time 50 minutes, no intermission

For more information or to purchase tickets visit HungryCaterpillarShow.com
Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Sunday November 5, 3:00 PM 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
PR Firm Roundup

New from DKC/0 & M


The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces At The Illusionist’s Table, an all-new extremely intimate magic and dining experience direct from Scotland, hosted by enigmatic illusionist Scott Silven.  Previews are scheduled to begin Monday, October 23, with an opening night set for Wednesday, November 1.

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces At The Illusionist’s Table, an all-new extremely intimate magic and dining experience direct from Scotland, hosted by enigmatic illusionist Scott Silven.  Previews are scheduled to begin Monday, October 23, with an opening night set for Wednesday, November 1.

Tickets for At The Illusionist’s Table range from $145 per person on weeknights to $175 on weekends and include a three-course dinner specially crafted by the hotel’s Executive Chef Pascal Leseac’h

At The Illusionist’s Table performances will be offered on Mondays & Tuesdays at 8pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 6pm and 9pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, and Sundays at 4pm and 7pm.

The Heath is located in The McKittrick Hotel at 542 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001.  Tickets are available online at www.mckittrickhotel.com or by calling the Box Office at (212) 904-1880.
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What's on at the wild project

October 21 -  November 12

TARTUFFE adapted from Moliere by David Ball, directed by Craig Smith
With Phoenix Theatre Ensemble resident actors Matt Baguth, Alicia Marie Beatty, Ariel Estrada, Eileen Glenn, Oscar Klausner, John Lenartz, Morgan Rosse, Wes Spencer, Elise Stone, and Josh Tyson Produced by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM8:00 PM; special Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 PM on Oct. 25, Nov. 4Nov. 8. (No performance on Tues, Oct 31.) Tickets: $18.50 - $34

Craig Smith directs a new staging of Tartuffe in David Ball’s dynamic adaptation, which was developed originally for Theatre de la Jeune Lune. A comedy about religious hypocrisy, Tartuffe follows a wealthy man, Orgon, who brings home a religious con-man, Tartuffe, who systematically arranges a wedding with Orgon’s daughter, seduces Organ’s wife, convinces Orgon to sign over to him Orgon’s house and fortune.

All performances are at the wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B).

For more information or to purchase tickets visit


reimagines Shakespeare’s seafaring adventure
as an intimate heartfelt tale

PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST, written by William Shakespeare and conceived & directed by Jordan Reeves. PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST begins performances onThursday, November 2 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 18Press Opening isSunday, November 5 at 2 PM. The performance schedule is Thursday at 7 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM. There are added performances on Wednesday, November 15 at 7 PM andSaturday, November 18 at 2 PM. Performances are at The West End Theatre (263 West 86th Street, between West End Avenue and Broadway; 1 train to 86th Street). Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

The personal storms encountered during a lifetime are often even more turbulent than the raging tempests sailors experience on the high seas.
PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST is an inventive 90-minute reimagining of William Shakespeare’sPericles that places the seafaring adventure within a fresh new context: Prince Pericles’ adventures come to vivid life for a modern-day woman as she immerses herself in a book her recently deceased father gave her.

PERICLES: BORN IN A TEMPEST retains Shakespeare’s language but pares down the sprawling tale, distilling the rarely produced romance into a heartwarming story of the rejuvenating power of family.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit

News from Michelle Tabnick PR

New York Theatre Ballet
Legends & Visionaries
at Danspace Project
November 2 - 4, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns to Danspace Project at St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery for their fourth season there. The evening titled Legends & Visionaries, is a new offering of their classic series of revivals by esteemed choreographers and composers with a first look work at emerging choreographers.

The program of four works (three featuring live music) includes:
  • a new ballet by American Ballet Theatre's Gemma Bond, the 2017-2018 New York City Center Choreography Fellow and the recipient of a 2017 Princess Grace ChoreographyFellowship    
  • a new NYTB work by David Gordon brings his material from the 1990s in BEETHOVEN/1999, in keeping with his ongoing investigation of art and archive
  • after 30 years, returning to the NYTB repertory, José Limón's pioneering La Malinche, staged by former Limón dancer Sarah Stackhouse
  • and the return of Richard Alston's A Rugged Flourish, choreographed to Copland's Piano Variations commissioned by NYTB in 2011

The performances art at Danspace Project at St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC on November 2-4, 2017 at 8pm.

Tickets are $22 in advance ($15 members), and $25 at the door, and are available at http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendar/new-york-theatre-ballet-uptown-downtown-dance/.


National Chorale
Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8pm

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, kicks off its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Leonard Bernstein'sChichester Psalms on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC.

Carl Orff, Carmina Burana
Orff's provocative settings of Medieval traveling students and ex-monks who pursued a roaring life of gambling, drinking and making live. With "wine, women and song,"

Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
A musical depiction of the composer's hope for brotherhood and peace and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The performance features soloists Elizabeth Caballero, Matthew Truss, andJohnathan McCullough.

Tickets are $30-100 and are available at http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/national-chorale-carl-orff-carmina-burana, or by calling (212) 333-5333.


Theater Resources Unlimited
welcomes Klea Blackhurst, Bob Cuccioli,
Julie Reyburn and Steve Ross
to the 25th Anniversary TRU Love Benefit:
Creating Community Through the Arts,
honoring Broadway performer/producer Jana Robbins.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at noon
at Caroline's on Broadway

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the preliminary lineup of performers and the honoree committee for its 25th Anniversary Benefit, "25 Years of TRU Love: Creating Community Through the Arts." The gala luncheon celebration will be hosted by Bistro Award winner Klea Blackhurst, with performances by Tony nominee Bob Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), 4-time MAC and 2-time Bistro Award winner Julie Reyburn and the "crown prince of New York cabaret" MAC Award winner Steve Ross. Theater luminaries who are supporting the event in honor of TRU Spirit of Theater Award recipient Jana Robbins include Michael Alden, Daniel Beaty, Martin Charnin, R. Erin Craig, Dani Davis, Michele Lee, Eric Krebs, Daryl Roth, Catherine Schreiber, D Tucker Smith and Frank Zuback. 

This special fundraiser for arts service organization Theater Resources Unlimited will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 beginning at noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th and 50th Streets), NYC.  Pre-show cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres start at noon followed by a 3-course luncheon at 1pm and performance and awards at 2pm. Tickets range from $70 (bar only, and show) to $225 for first tier VIP seats with luncheon. For more information or to reserve tickets, visithttps://truonline.org/events/tru-love-2017/.


Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book:
A 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 2017 at 7:30pm

In 1967, ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. To mark the book's 50th anniversary, food scholar Meryl Rosofsky is curating a multifaceted program honoring Le Clercq's artistic, literary, and culinary legacy.

The program will include conversation with dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent, who were at the book signing 50 years ago, and New York City Ballet principal dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring, both talented cooks. The program will open with a presentation by Rosofsky, sharing her findings from her fall 2016 fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU where she delved into the cultural history of Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book. Interspersed throughout will bebrief live performance excerpts with roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, from such works as Balanchine'sThe Four Temperaments, Bugaku, Stars and Stripes, and Western Symphony.

In conjunction with this program, The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim will serve select dishes from The BalletCook Book, including Tanaquil Le Clercq's Chicken Vermouth, George Balanchine's Slow Beet Borschok, Melissa Hayden's Potato Latkas, and Allegra Kent's Walnut Apple Cake. For dinner reservations,call 212-427-5690 or visit opentable.com.

$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


Abanar Dance Company
the World Premiere of the dance film
Salt Water
at Peter Norton Symphony Space
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8pm

Abanar Dance Company presents the World Premiere of Salt Water onMonday, November 6, 2017 at 8pm at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC.  Tickets are $15 and are available at https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9856/Film/salt-water.

Director/Choreographer Abe Abraham presents the premiere of Salt Water, a dance film set to JT Bullit's seismographic recordings of the Earth's vibrations. The piece features more than 20 dancers, including Desmond Richardson, artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, who has been hailed byThe New York Times as "One of the most majestic dancers to ever tread the Metropolitan Opera Stage." Megumi Eda, Gabrielle Lamb, Mark Caserta, Daniel White, Caitlin Abraham, Izabela Szylinska, and Jake Warren round out the cast. With cinematography by Frankie DeMarco (All is Lost, Margin Call) and Frank Prinzi (The Blacklist). A conversation with author Tom Santopietro and Q&A will follow the screening.

Program Details:

Salt Water I (28 min)
Directed & Choreographed by Abe Abraham
Director of Photography: Frankie DeMarco ("All is Lost, "Margin Call)
Producers:  Abanar, Veanne Cox, David Marden, Joe Goldman, John Ostling
Featured Cast: Izabela Szylinska, Jake Warren, Daniel White, Caitlin Abraham, Jaqlin Medlock

Salt Water II (12min)
Directed & Choreographed by Abe Abraham
Director of Photography:  Frank Prinzi ("The Blacklist")
Producers:  Abanar, Veanne Cox, David Marden, Joe Goldman, John Ostling
Featured Cast:  Desmond Richardson, Megumi Eda, Gabrielle Lamb, Mark Caserta, Addison Ector, Brandon Gray, Jake Warren

News from Polk and Co.



OPENING NIGHT November 15, 2017
A Strictly Limited Engagement Through February 4, 2018

On Broadway At Studio 54

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, written and performed by John Leguizamowhich begins performances tomorrow, October 19, 2017 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street), has announced its rush ticket policy.

A limited number of $29 tickets will be available through TodayTix at 10:00am on the day of each performance on a first come, first served basis beginning Thursday, October 19. Rush tickets are subject to availability. Maximum two tickets per person.

To gain access to LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Rush tickets:

1. Download the TodayTix app to your smartphone (link: https://www.todaytix.com/download)

2. Open the Latin History for Morons show page (link: https://www.todaytix.com/shows/nyc/7541-latin-history-for-morons)

3. Unlock Rush tickets by sharing on social media

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS officially opens on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. This show is strictly a limited engagement through Sunday, February 4, 2018. Tickets are currently available for purchase on LatinHistoryBroadway.comTelecharge.com and at the Studio 54 box office Monday - Saturday 10AM-6PM until the first performance. Starting October 19, 2017, the box office will be open Monday - Saturday 10AM-8PM and Sunday 12-6PM.

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS marks Emmy winner John Leguizamo’s highly-anticipated return to Broadway, following acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater. Directed by Tony Taccone (Wishful Drinking, Bridge & Tunnel), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is written and performed by Leguizamo, featuring scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols, and original music and sound design by Bray Poor.

In LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS John Leguizamo schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny, satirical one-man play about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.

Performance Schedule:
Latin History for Morons will play Tuesday – Thursday at 7PM (exception 10/19/17 at 8PM), Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM. Saturday matinees at 2PM beginning 11/18/17. Please note there will be no performances on 11/23/1712/24/1712/25/17 or 12/31/17 due to the holidays.

For more information visit LatinHistoryBroadway.com.




Due to overwhelmingly strong ticket sales, the critically acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG has added one final week of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Saturday, December 9 and will not be able to extend further. 

The one week extension will be performed on the following schedule: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pmSaturday at 2pm and 8pm. 

There will be no performances on Wednesday evening, November 22 and Thursday, November 23, and there will be an added performance on Monday, November 20 at 7pm.  The performance times on November 26 will be 2pm and 7:30pm. $30 Under 30 and $23 Student Rush tickets are available one hour prior to curtain based on availability. To purchase tickets or subscriptions, call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit 2ST.com.


It’s 1979 in New York City and Arnold Beckoff is on a quest for love, purpose and family. He’s fierce in drag and fearless in crisis, and he won’t stop until he achieves the life he desires. Now, Arnold is back…and he’s here to sing you a torch song. The Tony Award®-winning play that forever changed the trajectory of Broadway returns for a new generation.

For more information visit  2ST.com.
News from Richard Hillman PR









Desperate Measures will now continue through Sunday afternoon, November 26, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances began September 19, 2017.

In 1890, in a territory out West, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if his sister, the Sister, will 'do his bidding' for the night. Adding to the humorous complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche.

Desperate Measures plays the following performance schedule:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.*, Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.(*Audience discussion follows the matinee performance.)  Please note:  There are no performances on Tuesday, October 31, Thursday afternoon, November 2 and Thursday, November 23 and Special Added Performances on Thursday evening, November 2 at 7:00 p.m.Sunday evening, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m.

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.